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. >> i'm @jimacostacnn. >> that's it for us. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, one day after the carnival "triumph" reaches dry land we're learning more about the fire that stranded more than 4,000 people at sea for five days. what caused it? could it have been prevented? >>> plus, a congressman caught tweeting to a 24-year-old bikini model during the state of the union address. who is she? we have the congressman's confession. >>> 1,000 people injured when a meteor entered the earth's atmosphere. absolutely shocking story and we have the video tonight. let's go "outfront." good friday evening. i'm erin burnett "outfront" investigating the cruise ship nightmare. what caused the crippling fire that left more than 4,200 people stranded at sea for five days and could it have been prevented? carnival "triumph" was towed to a ship yard in mobile, alabama. i looked at that ship as it was starting to be towed to that final dock. all of the passengers were unloaded earlier in the morning. now investigators are trying to find out how the engine room fire started a
it but i don't miss it. >> she's hearty though. let's go back to erin in kansas city, missouri. this storm is big and powerful and knocked your microphone. >> reporter: it is very windy. we expect gusts up to 30 miles an hour today. so the governors of kansas and missouri are urging people to stay off the roads and take precautions because they want to make sure people know that this storm will be more dangerous than the storm they had here just last week, john. >> erin, it does look -- it looks nasty out there. she's been here a week and we sent her to two blizzards in the plains states. thank you, erin. >> who would have thought back to back. >>> four minutes past the hour. we're following a developing story four. it is horror in a hot air touri bird's-eye view of the scene, it plummeted to the ground. what do you know? >> reporter: this is just an awful incident that's not going to bode well for egypt's already ailing tourism industry and the hot air balloon industry. first and foremost, you have to think about the families of the 20 victims. 20 people killed according to this hot air b
'm erin burnett. tonight, the fourth most powerful man in the world resigns. pope benedict xvi surprised many of his 1.2 billion fall ors worldwide when he said he was going to step down at the end of the month, and the reason, his age. nearly one in four americans identifies as catholic. according to the church, the catholic population worldwide has about 15 million members in 2010. the latest year for which there was data. about 17% of the planet is catholic. now, a church is believed to be the third largest landowner in the world, so it's hard to estimate what the church owns and what it's worth. economists estimate annual spending just by the united states by the catholic church and its entities was about $170 billion in one year, 2010. sister simone campbell is the executive director of the national catholic justice lobby. brian finny worked for opus dei. scary guys. let me start with you, sister simone. i wart to start with a serious issue. $3.3 billion has been paid out by the church in the past 15 years to settle rape and molestation charges of boys against priests. pope benedict
is tracking the storm. erin mcpike is live in kansas city. we'll start with you. >> we're seeing snowfall two inches an houreer. very windy, looking at winds up to 30 miles per hour later today, and also, soledad, because of the snow last week, there is still a lot of heavy snow on branchs and power lines, snapping power lines, and lots of power outages throughout kansas city. we just got off the phone with kansas city power and light. they have doubled from 10,000 to 20,000, those numbers will go down, right now they can't get out on the road to repair the power lines. we're looking at power outages in texas. another 10,000 no oklahoma. the storm looking to be worst than last week, soledad. >> a little bit of a mess. thank you very much. appreciate that. let's get to jennifer delgado. where is this all going? >> soledad, right now, it's actually right on top of the midwest. you saw the live shot where erin is out of kansas. kansas city, taking a beating right now. coming down very good along interstate 70. toward the east in st. louis, a break from the heavy rain, of course, that will be wra
stuck, too. we are covering it all. cnn's erin mcpike is in kansas city, missouri, and meteorologist jennifer delgado is tracking the storm in our weather center. let's begin with erin in the nation's heartland, good morning, erin, it looks terrible. >> reporter: good morning, carol. we're getting about two inches of snow an hour, but what i want to tell you are the power outages. we talked to kansas city power and light all morning and the power outages have doubled and tripled since we first started talking to them, up to 35,000 power outages just in the kansas city metro area. there are also about 10,000 power outages in texas and another 10,000 or so in oklahoma. that's a problem for those getting heat so that's something to watch out for. also around me it's getting harder to see if you can look a little bit behind me here you don't see very many cars on the road. however the cars that we have seen have gotten stuck, one of them rolled down the hill so it is very dangerous. we also know from kansas governor sam brownback that there was a second death in this storm reported last
dramatic pictures for you tonight. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" or should i say out back tonight, the "a" word. with three days until the forced spending cuts kick in, house speaker john boehner today dropped an a-bomb. >> we have moved a bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their -- and begins to do something. >> on the other side of capitol hill, senate majority leader harry reid says it's the republicans' fault. no buts about it. >> i think he should understand who is sitting on their posterior. we i think he should understand >> well, the president didn't engage in the posterior pow-wow but did play the blame game. >> there are too many republicans in congress right now who refuse to compromise even an inch when it comes to closing tax loopholes and special interest tax breaks. and that's what's holding things up right now. >> "outfront" tonight democratic congressman chris van hollen. the ranking member of the house budget committee. not every day we get to hear that word used on capitol
've got this extreme weather for you. erin, you've been there when the snow first started to fall and when it stopped and now comes the cleanup. >> reporter: well, and right now, today, it's a lot colder here this morning than it was yesterday. it's about 14 degrees. we hope our fingers don't freeze off. if you can see behind me, they're already starting to dig out. we've got that. now the national guard is patroling for stranded motorists throughout the state. wichita, where we are now, got a near record snowfall, 14.2". their record is 15.2". so, most of the states, schools are still closed today. although the airports are now open, starting to dig out there, too. believe it or not, what they're calling the blizzard of oz here in kansas is a welcomed development for a lot of residents. i spoke to one yesterday, kristen woodburn. here she is. >> it snows so infrequently here now, we've been in a really bad drought for several years. really, really hot temperatures in the summer and just no moisture. so, we're thrilled to see snow, ice, whatever moisture we can get. >> reporter: this is th
's erin burnett is going "outfront" tonight on a gruesome discovery. the body of a missing woman found inside a los angeles hotel water tank. erin joins me now live with a preview. what a crazy story, erin. >> and what's even crazier is how they found out about this. people who were staying at this hotel started complaining of low water pressure and funny tasting water. frightening. and when they went up to investigate the reason why, they found a body. we're going to tell you about this story and exactly how this could have happened. and also, what the link is between that body and the water that people were drinking in the hotel room and who the person was. we also have exclusive and new photos of reeva steenkamp, of course, the girlfriend of oscar pistorius, who was killed. these are some pretty amazing pictures of a man who had worked with her several times on photo shoots and they're pretty -- they're pretty beautiful. and in tonight's essay, we talk about the post office's new fashion foray with a yeah, pretty strong opinion on that one. see you guys at the top of the hour. >> as
for us. >> it's pretty hard to top that, i'll tell you that much. but we're going to do it. cnn's erin burnett is going "outfront" tonight on the future of the catholic church after pope benedict's historic resignation. erin, it was great watching you this morning, covering it live as the helicopter was leaving and heading over to the retreat. >> it was amazing watching that helicopter. as we said, you couldn't get a better advertisement for the glory of rome than that ride that the pope took today. history was made today, and we're going to tackle the taboo issue in the church, and we're talking about sex and celibacy. tonight we've got a nun who left the church because she fell in love, a priest who left the church because he fell in love, and a priest who is staying in the church and who believes in celibacy. and the mysterious death of an american work for a secretive and prestigious government firm. >> we'll be there, top of the hour, erin. >>> and when we come back, we're just now getting results of our very own test of anheuser-busch's beer. is it watered down? it's a question w
. >> all right, erin, thanks. we are in windy and chilly chicago where president obama spoke today about the epidemic of teen violence gripping his home town. we're also going to be looking at the close encounter with a meteor that everyone is talking about that was literally earth-shaking, and later, we'll have the latest on the blade runner's emotional day in court, charged with premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend. but we begin with breaking news in the mudeath of killer cop christopher dorner. just moments ago, another vital question was answered. the precise manner of dorner's death. randi kaye is joining us. she just got word of the situation. she's in las vegas. the big headline is dorner died from a single gunshot wound to the head. does it mean it was self-inflicted? >> it appears so, chris. they didn't see him fire the fatal shot, but all indications are it was self-inflicted. they are still investigating, of course, but you have to remember that cabin was on fire. so law enforcement wasn't anywhere near him. they had that armored vehicle that was pulling the wall
. >>> ted nugent talks guns on "erin burnett outfront." erin's here to tell us more. >> when you talk about guns and who wants to have guns in this country, is most passionate about gun rights, you think about ted nugent, the rock musician. we have a special investigation, spending time shooting with ted nugent on his ranch in waco, texas. that story is coming up at the top of the hour. with the horrible story in texas about the assistant district attorney who was shot and killed in the parking lot of his office, we look at other district attorneys, prosecutors, people who have gone missing, who have been killed, an incredibly high-risk job in this country, a lot of people may not realize just what risk these people take on. >>> a pastor leaves an angry note for his waitress, on the receipt it's the tip everyone's talking about. you're going to find out why. it's chevy truck month! silverado was also recognized for the lowest cost of ownership. hey, what are you gonna do with it? end table. oh. [ male announcer ] it's chevy truck month. now get 0% financing for 60 months, plus trade up to g
a trillion dollar every year that you don't have. >> rand paul will talk with erin burnett tonight, the interview will air on erin burnett "outfront." let's get to other news with zoraida in new york. good morning. >> good morning to you. >>> new this morning, six people arrested over new phone hacking allegations at rupert murdoch's now defunct news of the world tabloid. this is part of a separate conspiracy to hack phones in 2005 and 2006. several top murdoch executives were arrested and charged in an earlier probe. >>> both benedict celebrating what will likely be his last public mass on ash wednesday, he greeted thousands of his faithful in the square. he thanked them in several languages and said it would be inappropriate to stay on as pope. >> reporter: i have done this in full freedom for the benefit of the church. i have prayed for a long time and examined before god my conscience, fully aware of the gravity and insidiousness of such acts. >> a live report from vatican city in about ten minutes from now. >>> gop senators threatening a filibuster after chuck hagel cleared a
icy to dull pain, hot to relax it away. power past pain. >>> erin burnett is going "outfront" with more on the cruise ship triumph and the first lawsuit filed. you knew this was coming. >> absolutely. it only took about 24 hours. we have the first lawsuit filed against carnival cruise lines. and also, get to the heart of the investigation which matters not just to the 4,000 people who were on board the carnival "triumph" but the 10 million americans that cruise every year. and that is, kate, how bad was this fire? if it was a bad fire, that's a very serious thing. fit wasn't bad, how come it was still able to take out five of the six generators, each of which are the size of a bus? on this ship? both of these questions are very troubling. we're going to be talking about that, about that lawsuit, and get some answers on that coming up at the top of the hour. back to you. >> a lot of questions still remaining in that investigation. "erin burnett out front" at the top of the hour. >>> here's a very different story. maybe you have a disaster kit, bottled water, canned food, flash
passionate. he's -- erin burnett show did a segment with him. it shows the divide in this country, not only on that issue -- >> why can't we have ---invite reasonable people in? i have randy barnett, an expert on guns. he's a smart, reasonable guy who could further the conversation. ted nugent cannot further the conversation. he's an idiot. >> we are focusing on ted nugent. >> the question isn't why is ted nugent speaking to the press? the legitimate question is why is the press asking ted nugent questions? >> great. >> i want to say, too. i want to say, carol, that when you talk about branding the republican party, i don't think he's been invited here to brand the republican party. i think he's been invited here as a guest of the congressman, but that doesn't mean he represents the republican party. >> you don't get to choose your brand. >> we have to wrap this up. >> stockman wants attention, nugent wants attention. >> i have to wrap it up. thank you so much. we want to hear from you, too. our facebook friends, the question should ted nugent attend the state of the union. this from andrew
's coming up on erin burnett "outfront." >> pretty chilling stuff. how are the folks in the area reacting? are they still obviously very, very worried? >> very, very worried. if it you try to go to a police station anywhere in los angeles, you can feel that the officers are very, very worried. if you turn on the radio or drive anywhere in this city, you see pictures of this man. you also hear constant updates of where the search is going. certainly everyone in southern california is paying attention to this story. >> we'll continue to stay in close touch with you, kyung lah, thank you. >>> a massive storm surge is threatening cape cod right now. we're going there live. that's next. c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. schwab bank was built with all the value and convenience tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 investors want. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like no atm fees, worldwide. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and no
into the dispute. that can take time. >> good advice. cnn's erin burnett is going "outfront" on the manhunt in southern california. give us a preview. >> you know, wolf, it's been amazing what you have been hearing in talk radio in los angeles. incredibly angry words, and some on behalf of the alleged shooter, christopher dorner, and today, the lapd chief weighing in saying, i'm going to quote him here, the ghosts of the past of the lapd. he hears people think there could be something to the allegations dorner has put forth about racism and bias in the lapd, and they're looking into. we're also going to talk to jay paterno, the son of joe paterno. he has come out with a report saying his father was blameless in the jerry sandusky child rape case. that's at the top of the hour. back to you. >> thank you. by the way, the l.a. mayor, antonio vearrayicosa was here in the last hour. here's what he had to say directly to christopher dorner. >> christopher, turn yourself in. you have caused a lot of pain and anguish to too many families. you have to turn yourself in. if you really are someone who
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